If you are in District 10 and long for a tranquil green surrounding then Fort Canning Park is the place to be. This expansive Hill Top Park with a hugh history is a joy for young and old. Ever since the 14th century it had an important role to play with Palaces of 14th century Kings and later the Headquarters of the Far East Command Centre and British Army Barracks. Even the decision to surrender Singapore to the Japanese on 15 February 1942 was also made on the hill, in the Underground Far East Command Centre, commonly known as Battle Box. A moment that Winston Churchill flagged as the most important moment in history for the British Empire.
Today, Fort Canning Park is a venue for celebrations and hosta concerts, theatre productions and festivals such as Shakespeare in the Park, Ballet Under the Stars, Shakespeare in the Park and Films at the Fort, while weddings, parties and gatherings are a regular sight in the park’s venue spaces.
The signs of all this history are still in plain sight and its lush greenery and botanic collection as well as the lawns offer a variety of arts, heritage and nature experiences. This hilltop park offers something for the whole family.